Monday mornings are usually difficult, but today – with aching tributes emanating from all corners of the globe in the wake of David Bowie’s passing – is even worse then normal. So what better distraction than a good old-fashioned rant about the sorry state of website bloat???
I stumbled upon Maciej Cegłowski’s “The Website Obesity Crisis” this morning and found it a refreshing reminder of the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Adapted from a talk he delivered in Sydney last year, the author takes on the multiplicity of factors that have turned even the simplest websites into Mr. Creosote-like behemoths. There are the obvious culprits – like the rise of ads and surveillance tracking as well as simple asset bloat – but Cegłowski also tackles some of the less-noted: NEW FLASH! Cloud hosting may NOT be for everyone.
I can’t say I 100% agree with all of his assertions, but there’s lots to chew on here. Happy Monday! And here’s a wonderful bit of Bowie for you too: